Last updated: 10:38 a.m. EDT– The death toll in China as a result of Typhoon Rammasun is currently at 33. Rammasun also killed 11 people and left several others missing as it made its way through northern Vietnam.
The typhoon had moved toward the province of Guangxi as of this morning but in just one day it wreaked billions of dollars worth of in damages to the neighboring Guangdong province.
Rammasun is the ninth named typhoon this year, but the strongest for China’s southern region in decades. CCTV’s Liu Yang reports from Guangdong.
The typhoon has finally left Guangdong, and it’s clean up time for local residents and armed forces from Zhanjiang’s Frontier Inspection Station.
As normalcy returns to the city, many are taking stock of damages as financial losses total into the billions of dollars. 450 thousand people were left devastated, and local government urgently evacuated 20,000 to higher grounds. Rammasun is the strongest to hit China in 40 years.
China’s meteorological authority on Saturday maintains a top-level red alert for super typhoon Rammasun as downpours and gales continue to sweep the southern coastal provinces.